TThe big European leagues have come to an end for the 2020/21 season, with the focus now on the summer transfer window where clubs will look to turn and negotiate in preparation for the upcoming campaign. In this live blog, we’ll bring you all the latest transfer stories from around the world, so stay tuned for frequent updates as they happen.
Transfer market news and rumors on Monday, May 24
8:00 p.m. CEST: Joaquin signs new deal with Betis
Joaquinlove affair with Real Betis will continue as the striker signed a new contract with the club until 2022. During the current season, Joaquin became the player to make the most appearances for Betis.
7:00 p.m. CEST: Galatasaray does not want Turan
Arda Turantime with Galatasaray appears to be over, with president Mustafa Cengiz unwilling to offer the ex-Atletico Madrid and Barcelona player a contract extension and as such the player will be released from the club in June.
6.30 p.m. CEST: Jovetic will leave Monaco
Former Sevilla and Inter striker Stevan Jovetic going to leave Monaco after his contract expired in June. Ligue 1 sporting director Paul Mitchell has confirmed that after four seasons with the principality, Jovetic will seek new pastures.
5:00 p.m. CEST: Palacio leaves Bologna
Veteran striker Rodrigo Palacio finished his journey in Italian football with Bologna.
“After 132 appearances and 20 goals in the past four seasons, Rodrigo Palacio’s journey with the Rossoblu comes to an end,” Bologna said in a statement.
“Bologna would like to thank Rodrigo for the extraordinary contribution he has made to the club, on and off the pitch. We wish him further sporting success, which a professional of his caliber deserves. “
4:40 p.m. CEST: Mandzukic leaves Milan
Mario Mandzukic arrived at AC Milan in January to provide a backup to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but injuries limited him to just 287 minutes of first-team action.
In March, he generously offered to take a pay cut, and has now left the club with his short-term contract expired.
“It was a pleasure to play for Milan. I am grateful to the club’s board for giving me this opportunity, the coaches for their work and my teammates who are not only great players but also great group of guys, ”he wrote on Instagram.
4:00 p.m. CEST: Manchester United back for Coman
Manchester United has rekindled their interest in French winger Kingsley Coman from Bayern Munich, “Bild said.
Still, due to the Bavarian club’s solid economic situation, any decision this summer is seen as complicated.
3:15 p.m. CEST: Bayern Munich could tempt Wijnaldum
Georginio Wijnaldum looks set to leave Liverpool for a free transfer next month, and he has long been tipped for a move to Barcelona to team up with former Dutch national team boss Ronald Koeman.
Yet, with the negotiations dragging on, Bayern Munich have emerged as a competition for the Catalans in the race to sign the midfielder.
“Our options are open, Bayern is a big club club [and] if they are interested in him, they shouldn’t hesitate to contact us, ”Humphry Nijman, the player’s agent, told Sport1.
2:35 p.m. CEST: Al-Khelaifi insists Mbappe is not going anywhere
Kylian Mbappe’s contract expires in 2022 and, although he still has not promised his future to PSG, the club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that her star will stay in Paris.
“Kylian is a PSG player, and he will continue to be a PSG player,” Al-Khelaifi said on Sunday after PSG narrowly missed the Ligue 1 title.
“I’m not worried. Mbappe is French and Parisian. He has a contract and he wants to stay, 100%.”
14:21 CEST: Gattuso leaves Naples and Conceicao takes over
After failing to enter the Champions League next season, Gennaro Gattuso has left Napoli, but the coaching post has already been filled according to Corriere dello Sport.
The tastes of Massimiliano Allegri and Luciano Spalletti had been linked, but the newspaper reports that the Porto boss Sergio Conceicao will soon be confirmed as the new head coach.
2:05 p.m. CEST: Vaclik leaves Seville
Tomas Vaclik has announced that he will leave Sevilla in early June at the end of his contract.
The goalkeeper deal has not been renewed and is now looking for a new club, with Turkey likely being his next destination.
1:50 p.m. CEST: Rashford open to Spain
Marcus Rashford has fueled a lot of talk after admitting he would be open to a move to Spain, particularly to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
“I would never say no,” he said when asked to play abroad by the Guardian.
“I am a big fan of Real Madrid and Barcelona because they have always had great players and played attractive football.
1:20 p.m. CEST: Lyon bids farewell to Depay
Lyon paid particular tribute to Memphis depay, whose contract is about to expire. The Dutchman has been heavily linked with a free transfer to Barcelona, although nothing has been confirmed yet.
11:40 a.m. CEST: Milan seeks to strengthen itself
AC Milan are back in the Champions League and are now looking to make reinforcements in order to compete with part of the current European elite.
In particular, they want to sign Fikayo Tomori and Brahim Diaz on permanent deals after impressing on loan with the Rossoneri this season, from Chelsea and Real Madrid respectively.
CalcioMercato says Milan are optimistic about the deals, while also wanting the Turin striker Andrea Belotti.
11:00 a.m. CEST: Arsenal want Odegaard
Although Arsenal failed to qualify for Europe, Martin Odegaard impressed the Gunners during his loan spell at Real Madrid.
Arsenal are keen to tip the Norwegian on a permanent change, with Mikel Arteta saying he wants it next season on Sky Sports.
10:50 a.m. CEST: Kane at Manchester United?
Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham in search of trophies, putting some of Europe’s biggest clubs on alert.
According to the Times, Manchester United are preparing a serious offer that could lead Spurs president Daniel Levy to a sale.
10:45 a.m. CEST: Danger of returning to Chelsea?
Edenic dangerReal Madrid’s career has been plagued with injuries, but they also failed to perform when in good shape.
El Chiringuito now claim the Beligan want to leave this summer, and journalist Edu Aguirre says he wants a Chelsea return.
10:15 a.m. CEST: Garcia and Aguero leave for Barcelona
After a difficult season, big changes are expected at Barcelona and two new signings are already on the way … from Manchester City.
Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero will be the first new arrivals, with Pep Guardiola admitting the latter was heading to Camp Nou.
“Maybe I’m revealing a secret,” Guardiola told the BBC’s Match of the Day.
“Maybe he’s close to making a deal for the club of my heart … for Barcelona.
“He will play alongside the best player of all time, Messi.”